China News Service, Beijing, February 16 (Reporter Chen Hang) Winter Olympics ice hockey project consultant Harald Springfeld said at a press conference on the 15th that as the venues for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Wukesong Sports Center and the National Gymnasium have fully utilized the Olympic heritage. After serving the Beijing Winter Olympics, these two venues can host other sports events, reflecting the concept of green Olympics.
The Beijing Winter Olympics has always adhered to the concept of "green, open, shared, and clean" Olympic hosting. This is not only reflected in the close interaction between the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, and the International Sports Federation. , including the support and assistance of many foreign experts and consultants during the preparation of the Winter Olympics.
With the holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics, many competition venues, including the Wukesong Sports Center and the National Gymnasium, have achieved a magnificent turn from the Beijing 2008 Olympics to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which can meet the needs of the Winter Olympics. required, but also has "amphibious" capabilities for winter and summer sports.
Athletes conduct pre-match training at the Wukesong Sports Center.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Mao Jianjun
As an ice hockey consultant for the Beijing Winter Olympics, Harald Springfeld has joined the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee for more than three years. He is deeply impressed by the simple working environment of Shougang Park.
For him, it was a very unique work experience and experience.
During this period, Harald Springfeld and his team focused on the renovation of the stadium before the game and the operation of the stadium during the game, and made unremitting efforts for the preparation of the event.
As the basketball venue for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Wukesong Sports Center will host the women's ice hockey and some men's ice hockey games at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Also undertaking ice hockey competitions is the National Gymnasium, which once hosted the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games gymnastics, trampoline, handball and other competitions.
In Harald Springfeld's view, the Wukesong Sports Center and the National Gymnasium are both venues for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has made full use of the Olympic heritage to renovate and upgrade them.
After the Beijing Winter Olympics, the two venues can also host other sports events and other activities, which reflects the concept of green Olympics.
The reporter learned that after the game, the National Gymnasium can meet the needs of figure skating, short track speed skating and other projects, and also has the ability to convert between the ice rink and the summer event venue.
In addition to continuing to undertake various performances and basketball games after the game, Wukesong Sports Center can also greatly expand the dimension and breadth of operations. It can host ice hockey, short track speed skating, figure skating and other ice events. Become a new landmark for ice and snow sports.
Also focusing on sustainable use after the game are the three Winter Olympic Villages of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The Beijing Winter Olympics will have three competition areas: Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, each with a Winter Olympic Village.
Among them, the Beijing Winter Olympic Village will be converted into a public rental housing for talents in Beijing after the game, and will be allocated to talents who are in line with the strategic positioning of the capital city.
Beijing Winter Olympic Village residential area.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita
Laszlo Vajda, who has lived in Beijing for 16 years, is a senior expert of the Beijing Winter Olympic Village operation team.
He once participated in the preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and forged an indissoluble bond with the Winter Olympics. He participated in the bidding, preparation and holding of the Winter Olympics, especially for the Winter Olympic Village and event services including registration, accommodation, transportation, etc. provide advisory services.
When it comes to his impression of the Beijing Winter Olympics, his biggest feeling is that it is an important event with profound historical significance.
With the hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing has also become a "city of double Olympics". He said that he is sincerely proud of Beijing.
Referring to the services provided to athletes during the Winter Olympic Village Games, Laszlo Vajda said, "We do our best to ensure that the service level of the three Winter Olympic Villages is exactly the same." They also regard the Winter Olympic Village as their home.
It is reported that the three Winter Olympic Villages will use the same menus and recipes to meet the specific dietary needs of various tastes, different religions and residents of the Winter Olympic Villages. A total of 678 dishes will be served in an 8-day cycle.
The Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee previously stated that in the process of formulating the Winter Olympics menu, there are challenges such as off-season farming and mountain transportation. It is necessary to consider the different needs of athletes in different sports for nutrition and calories, as well as many inconvenient factors brought about by the epidemic. On the basis of satisfying the dietary habits and religious culture of athletes from different countries, Chinese specialties and local snacks are integrated.
Laszlo Vajda believes that the dishes provided by the Beijing Winter Olympic Village not only meet the dietary needs of athletes from all over the world, take into account the characteristics of balanced nutrition, but also incorporate Chinese specialties, which can support these top Winter Olympic athletes to go all out to participate in the competition.
Yang Shuan, vice chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, mentioned at the press conference recently that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee will continue to uphold the athlete-centered principle, improve service levels, and provide more intimate and warmer service guarantees for athletes to participate in the competition, so that athletes can Compete at your best and show your best self to the world.